magnetic resonance imaging

noun

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

Examples of magnetic resonance imaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The results are images such as this prismatic hippocampus, captured by magnetic resonance imaging. Discover Magazine, 16 Mar. 2017 On January 16, the lawyer allegedly brought a gun concealed on his waist into the room where his mother was going to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the Laboratorio Cura in São Paulo, Brazil. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2023 In this non-surgical procedure, healthcare providers use a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system to locate your uterine fibroids and then zap them with high-frequency ultrasound. Amanda Gardner, Health, 24 Jan. 2023 It can be diagnosed via chest x-ray, an ultrasound of the heart, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or biopsy, blood test or electrocardiogram. Arianna Johnson, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 See all Example Sentences for magnetic resonance imaging 

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetic resonance imaging was in 1977

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“Magnetic resonance imaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetic%20resonance%20imaging. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

magnetic resonance imaging

noun
: a technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues using a powerful magnetic field and pulses of radio waves

called also MRI

Medical Definition

magnetic resonance imaging

noun
: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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